Post # 1
I’m sure you have all heard by now but we actually had a pretty big earthquake here in Southern California today. (technically the epicenter was in Mexicali, MX, and a 7.2!!)
My family and I were decorating easter egg cakes and drinking peach-lavander sangria and the earth started-a-shakin’ FH and I were at my parents house with our two poodles. We grabbed the girls and ran outside. The pool turned into a wave pool and the chandeliers were swinging… needless to say we just brought the sangria to the outdoor patio at my parents and continued the celebrations. The quake honestly made me a little motion sick.
Any other so cal bees out there feel or not feel the earthquake?
Post # 3
I don’t watch the news so I hadn’t heard about your quake. I’m glad that you are all okay though!
Post # 4
I saw something on facebook about a quake. But other than that I’ve been away from media all day. Hope everyone is safe!
Post # 5
I just heard about it. I am glad that you are okay!
Post # 6
It was a 7.2 on the Richter scale. Rockin and rollin here in Cali!
Post # 7
@amariem25- I have family in MN. I was there and there was a tornado warning… I completely freaked out. I think that you are used to whatever natural disaster can happen in your area.
Hurricanes, floods, tornados etc… they all completely freak me out! Earthquakes are just part of life…
@futuremominlaw- That is perfectly put… Rocking and Rolling…
Post # 8
Yes, it was definitely the biggest quake I’ve ever felt. The epicentre was in Mexico, so it was CRAZY down here in San Diego. The after shocks were the wierdest, it felt like we were on a boat – the whole earth was like rolling waves – and it just wouldn’t stop. It certainly was wild.
Does anyone know if the epicentre area (Mexicali, I think) is okay? Any major damage anywhere?
Post # 9
We felt it here in Tucson as well!
Post # 10
I live in Santa Monica – and I felt it! It was like these slow gentle rolls though. The 4.4 one that was in Pico Rivera two weeks ago was scarier!
Post # 11
Yeah the 4.4 in Pico a few weeks ago… in the middle of the night…. I slept through. My dogs didn’t even bark… Then again Pico is much closer to you in LA then down here in OC. In San Diego it must have really been rocking!
Post # 12
We felt it in Orange County. It made me nauseous. I had a headache afterwards. We were with family too. Of course, my mom freaks out, but the rest of us went on as if it was no big deal.
Post # 13
we felt it too! I’ve been in a bunch of earthquakes so I am used to them, but this one was weird … it was loooong and made me feel dizzy … crazy how we felt it and the epicenter was in Mexi!
Post # 14
We were in a restaurant in Brea and the square chandeliers inside started swaying like crazy. It actually made me feel nauseous, like I was in a rocking boat. And it was loooong. People actually ran outside but we rode it out in our booth, thankfully no chandeliers were above us. I’m wondering if there were any damages too in Mexicali?
Post # 15
They are showing some pics of some structural and road damage in Mexicali. They have also shown images of bottles etc that have fallen off of shelves in grocery store. I think that there may have been a fire in Calexico….
Post # 16
I live in Los Angeles and felt it too! It made us feel motion sick too. It wasn’t the standard shakey quake…felt like we were on a boat. I’m glad it wasn’t worse!